One Year Ago….At The Helm

It was a year ago this month that I created the pyrography piece At The Helm. It was done on a birch cradled panel that I made myself. It is notable for being the first piece of serious personal work I had done in woodburning. All woodburnings before this were commissioned. After getting dozens of […]

September Art Recap

September was a busy month for me. I completed four pieces of art, two oil paintings and two wood burnings. I’m still focusing on relatively small pieces, as they can be done in a reasonable amount of time. I’m really missing the larger pieces though, so I’m going to have to go back to those […]

Delicate Fire, oil on canvas by Jay Trefethen

This is my new oil painting. A simple study of butterflies. Pretty straight forward. Except butterflies, as it turns out, are really hard to paint. One of those tricky critters that looks fairly simple, until you try it. I had been thinking of doing a study of butterflies for awhile now. A few days ago, […]

About Jay Trefethen

I am a self taught artist living in Bradford, Vermont. I build furniture at the world famous Pompanoosuc Mills and create pyrography art for a livelihood. My pyrography, also known as woodburning art, can be seen locally around the Upper Valley area of New Hampshire and Vermont. I aslo create orginal oil on canvas paintings, […]

‘First Time’by Jay Trefethen Update

Just a quick note to mention that First Time has arrived safely at her forever home, and the buyer is very happy with the piece. He sent me an e-mail this morning telling me how happy he is with the piece. Happy collectors are always a good thing! So I just wanted to share that […]

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